Walton AC athletes had an excellent Surrey Championships this year with the best ever club result of 17 Surrey titles, 11 silver and 8 bronze medals and a large number of finalists.
Congratulations to the 52 athletes who competed and to their coaches.
There were two Surrey titles for Jasmine De La Touche, with wins in the shot and discus. Jasmine threw pb’s in both events, 8.93 and 25.18. she also came 4th in the javelin and ran pb’s of 14.01 and 29.88 in the heats of the 100 & 200. Emma Horsey came 2nd in her heat of the 70m hurdles, then came 5th in the final with a pb of 13.36. Emma also ran 14.32 in the 100m.
We won an amazing total of nine medals in the age group. It’s hard to say which was the most impressive event but probably the discus where Walton won all three medals. 1st was Tait Jones with 30.60, 2nd and 3rd were Nicola Bell and Leah Smith with pb’s of 28.71 and 22.38 respectively.
Nicola won the shot with a pb of 10.05 and was 2nd in the javelin with 34.70. In the hammer there was a win for Sia Banbury in 37.79, Nicola was 3rd with 32.28 and Leah 5th with 29.26, all three girls threw personal bests.
Tait improved her club record to 2.50 in winning the pole vault.
In the 800m five Walton athletes set new personal bests in the heats or the finals. We had three finalists, Darby Begley-Jones was 4th Charlotte Vaughan 5th and Tiggy Tymens 8th. Their pb’s now stand at 2.21.49, 2.21.9 and 2.27.5 and they are 1st, 2nd and 5th on the club all time ranking lists. In the heats Rachel Pharaoh and Clara Sawicki set new pb’s of 2.32.5 and 2.36.8.
Hollie Heapes came equal 5th in the high jump with 1.45 and Dana Frankland set a pb of 4.45 to finish 9th in the long jump.
Hollie and Dana both qualified for the 100m semi finals where Hollie came 4th in 13.24 and Dana was 7th in 13.74 (13.70 in the heats)
Under 17 women.
Sophie Mace set a new CBP and Surrey record of 53.54 in winning the hammer. Sophie also won the discus with 42.94.
Millie Thorpe won the 300m hurdles in a pb of 47.37 and came second in the 80m hurdles in another pb of 12.38. Both performances put her 3rd on the clubs all time rankings.
Ellie Hopkins came 6th in the long jump with 4.13.
Some more great results across a range of events, with eleven medals.
Carla Letheby won the javelin with 32.95. In the discus Carla came 3rd with 39.07 and Sinead O’Brien was 4th with 31.90. In the hammer Carla and Sinead were 2nd and 3rd with 43.55 and 36.78 and in the shot they were again 2nd and 3rd, with 10.59 & 8.91.
In the 200m Lizzie Amos and Susie McLoughlin came 4th and 5th in 26.52 & 26.55 (27.37 & 26.52 in the heats). In the 400m Lizzie came 4th in 58.96, Susie had run 58.53 in the heats but pulled up in the final.
Tina Howell came 3rd in the triple jump with 9.79.
There was more success in the distance races. In the 800m Fiona De Mauny led from start to finish to win in a new pb of 2.13.30. In the 1500m Jo Locker led from start to finish to win in 4.45.06 with Fiona 2nd in 4.47.27. In the 3000m Fiona came 2nd with another new pb of 10.21.67.
Under 13 Boys
There were no medals in the age group buts lots of pb’s. Best placings were Sam Rowe, 4th in the 75m hurdles in 14.17 and Enrique Villa-Abrille 4th in the javelin with 23.73, both were pb’s.
Josh Cowie threw a pb of 6.30 for 8th place in the shot and equalled his best of 1.20 in the high jump.
There were pb’s in the heats of the 800m for Jack Gemmell and Daniel Horsey 2.33.46 and 2.36.82.
Sam ran 14.45 in the heats of the 100m and Jack threw the javelin 17.82.
Daniel ran a pb in the 200m of 29.37.
Under 15 Boys.
There were championship best performances from Sam Mace in the hammer 55.51 and discus 43.41. Both were pb’s and club records. Sam won the javelin with a pb of 42.97 and was 2nd in the shot with 12.33. Tom Cursons was 6th in the discus, 19.49
Another club record was set in the high jump where Joe Hubbard won with 1.74. Edward Dawson was 8th equalling his best of 1.45. Joe also came 5th in the 80m hurdles in a pb of 13.02
In the long jump there was a silver medal for Sam Bishop with 5.35 and 8th place for Joe Hubbard with 4.69, both jumps were pb’s. Sam came 7th in the 100m final in 12.49, having set a pb of 12.31 in his heat.
Charlie Woodman won a bronze medal in the 3000m, running a pb of 10.27.17.
In the 300m Josh Hathaway came 5th in 40.01, having run a pb of 39.15 in the heats. Ed Dawson ran 44.68 in his heat. In the 200m Josh ran another pb of 25.06, just missing a place in the final.
In the 800m there were pb’s for Ben Marks in 2.25.11 and Michael Cottrill in 2.28.75. Ben also set a pb of 22.93 in the javelin.
Under 17 Men.
Calum Beauchamp led the way with a win in the 400m hurdles in 59.72.
Joe O’Connor set a 200m pb of 23.25 in his heat and improved it to 23.17 coming 6th in the final. He also ran 11.66 in the 100m
Charlie Feinson came 8th in the 800m final having set a pb of 2.08.42 in the heats.
Jake Wakeling ran 5.12.42 for 1500m and in the heats of the 400m there were pb’s for Cameron Chisholm 57.21, Rory O’Doherty 58.05, Isaac Mammen 59.91 and Kieron Allinson ran 60.30.
Under 20 Men.
No medals but two good pb’s. Andy Lomax ran 51.78 for 400m and Matt Pharaoh ran 2.08.58 for 800m.
Three Walton athletes won medals.
There were silver medals for Hugo Fleming in the 800m with 1.56.01 and Martin Norman in the high jump 1.60. Martin also came 4th in the 400m hurdles with 64.02
Curtis Knight won a bronze medal in the hammer with a pb of 43.62, Rob Smith came 4th with 39.89. Curtis finished 5th in the discus with 34.42.
Matt Reed set a new 1500m pb, coming 5th in 4.18.61.